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Choteau, Montana - Basic Facts

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The City of Choteau had a population of 1,758 as of July 1, 2017. Choteau ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Choteau is located at latitude 47.8158 and longitude -112.1762 in Teton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Choteau (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Teton County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,819 feet.

The City of Choteau (GNIS ID: 2409458) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Choteau is located within Choteau Division of Teton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Choteau population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Choteau: Chouteau, Four Men, Four Persons, Shouteau.

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Choteau, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,758
Daytime Population: Workers 906
Daytime Population: Residents 972
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,878
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,679
Population in Familes 1,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 961
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $37,130
Average Household Income $56,133
Per Capita Income $26,563


Total Housing Units 916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $151,852
Average Home Value $161,798


Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.46%
Households 0.58% 0.48%
Families 0.52% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Choteau, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Choteau to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 64 83rd
Population Density # 76 79th
Diversity Index # 214 41st
Median Household Income # 297 19th
Per Capita Income # 198 46th

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